Basic Seitan - Wheat Meat (Vegan Meat Substitute)

Basic Seitan - Wheat Meat (Vegan Meat Substitute)

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"I've used seitan for many things, from sandwiches to stir fries and this recipe is the best I have ever used."
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1 h 30 m servings 304 cals
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Original recipe yields 3 servings



  • Calories:
  • 304 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 5.6 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs:
  • 27.8g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 35.8 g
  • 72%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 2912 mg
  • 116%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Stir vital wheat gluten, nutritional yeast, 1/2 cup vegetable broth, liquid amino acid, olive oil, and garlic in a bowl until ingredients come together into a ball. Knead ball until dough has a rubbery texture. Divide dough into 3 equal pieces and shape into 1/2-inch thick patties.
  2. Bring 4 cups vegetable broth, water, and tamari to a boil in a large pot. Carefully place patties into boiling broth; cover pot and return to a boil. Set lid slightly askew to vent steam and reduce heat to low. Continue simmering patties until firm, turning patties occasionally, about 1 hour. Remove pot from heat and set lid aside. Allow patties to cool in broth for 15 minutes before serving.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • This will make roughly one pound of seitan.
  • You can store seitan in an airtight container covered with the broth. Do not discard the broth though. It makes a SUPER rich soup base!
  • Editor's Note:
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the broth ingredients. The actual amount of the broth consumed will vary.



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